wholesale: Discarded Things Prints (1 x full set of 12)
Due to the nature and small scale of production of my work, custom wholesale orders are not possible. However I sometimes make available small batches which can be ordered from the wholesale section of my webstore.
Japanese folklore & proverbs are a huge source of inspiration to me and this series of prints looks at an area of particular fascination. In Japanese folklore all things have a spirit (or a god residing within them), including such items as household tools and objects. In literature and illustrated books there are examples of Yōkai (a supernatural monster or spirit/妖怪) which have been transformed from everyday items into mischievous characters once they reach 100 years in age. But in addition, an object that has been tossed aside or remained unused without the proper thanks can also become animated into taking revenge, or find its own way in the world.
This series of prints highlights some of the characters you may find familiar in your own home, and might give you pause for thought.
The series is as follows:
1. The Drippy Teapot
2. The Unfinished Knitting
3. The Potshards
4. The Forgotten Camera
5. The Unused Grater
6. The Best China
7. The Unread Books
8. The Unworn Sneakers
9. The Unglazed Cup
10. The Blunt Scissors
11. The Empty Sketchbook
12. The Mended Bowl
Every print comes with a printed and signed 'story slip' (see images) describing how the character depicted came to their discarded life:
Individually hand printed using Japanese pigment inks and hand carved rubber printing blocks, with ink details. The 12th print in the series has also been hand foiled in gold to highlight the repair, as would be achieved through kintsugi, or 'golden joinery' in a 3D piece.
Printed on 100g oatmeal 100% recycled paper (with natural flecks).
Paper size: A3 (297 x 420 mm or 11.7 x 16.5 inches).
Signed in pencil and stamped with nakamura characters [中村] in red ink.
The wholesale set comprises 1 of each design (unframed), individually wrapped with greyboard backing and the signed accompanying story slip.
Each print will have natural small variations, due to the methods used.
Please allow 7-10 days for dispatch of this order.
SRP: £45 - £50 per print.
Returns are not accepted on wholesale orders.
Resale is only allowed through galleries and their official websites and is NOT permitted through any third party seller websites such as Etsy, Amazon or Ebay.
Artist Bio for resale purposes available on request.
Shipping is by insured courier.
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